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Application Information for ABA Certificate

We strongly encourage interested individuals to meet with program faculty listed on this page before submitting an application.

  1. Go to to complete the online Graduate Application. There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee (paid with credit card online as part of your Graduate Application).

  2. Submit the following as part of your Graduate Application:Send one official transcript (electronic or hard-copy) from each college you have attended (except UNM) to the UNM Admissions office. Electronic copies can be e-mailed to Hard copies can be mailed to PO Box 4895
Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895.

    • One unofficial transcript from each college you have attended (except UNM).

    • A one-page philosophy statement on behavioral assessment and intervention for persons in need of high quality behavioral intervention services.

    • The Special Education Department Application form. (Download the form, complete it, and submit it as part of your Graduate Application).

    • Names and e-mail addresses for three professional references. (These individuals will receive a message requesting that they provide a recommendation for you. We recommend that applicants include one former/current college instructor, one former/current employer, and one other professional contact. If you are already in a UNM Special Education program, we can use letters of recommendation from your original application file that are less than 3 years old).

  3. For questions regarding your application, please contact

Susan Copeland, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Megan Martins, Ph.D, BCBA-D

Application Deadlines

Summer & Fall Admission: February 28
Spring Admission: September 30